Royals trump Tigers 6-2
Pena's 20th homer wasn't enough
Pena's 20th homer wasn't enough
Posted Sep 8, 2004

The Kansas City Royals have a winning record against just one team in all of baseball - the Detroit Tigers. While the Tigers have improved their play against the rest of the AL Central, they have still struggled to consistently beat Kansas City, despite Kansas City's lackluster season. This continued on Tuesday night, as Detroit couldn't keep up with the Royals.

Nate Robertson came into the game hoping to give the Tigers a lift, and start a solid winning streak against the Royals.

Through 6 innings, Robertson was on his way to doing that. But Robertson struggled in the 7th, has he never retired a batter before exiting the game. Robertson ended up allowing 5 runs, all earned, in 6 innings. He also struck out 6 and walked 1.

Brian Anderson hasn't had Robertson's success this season, but he got the better of him on Tuesday. Anderson didn't get a win, but pitched well, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. Jimmy Serrano ended up getting the win in relief.

The Tigers got a pair of solo Home Runs at the plate, but couldn't manage much else offensively. Craig Monroe and Carlos Pena each had a Home Run. Ivan Rodriguez and Brandon Inge also chipped in with a pair of hits.

The Royals got their run production from the bottom of the order, led by Dee Brown. Brown had a monster game, going 2-for-4, including 2 Home Runs. He also drove in 4 runs, and scored 3 himself. Joe Randa also went 3-for-4 with 2 runs.

The two teams face off again on Wednesday night, with Jason Johnson going up against Zack Greinke at 7:05pm.

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